Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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judyr
judyr Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I care for my grand-daughter who has ASD.  She is 13 years old.  I need someone to care for her her so that I can visit an elderly relative who lives abroad.  Has any one any advice on how I can get this type of respite care?  Where do I start?   Has any one done something similar?

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  • Blue Frog
    Blue Frog Community member Posts: 358 Pioneering
    edited September 2016
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    Try your local children's services (used to be called social services) they can do an assessment of your grandaughter's needs and perhaps a carers assessment. They usually have specialist social workers who support children with disabilities and they can advise on things like respite - though it is sometimes referred to as short break care 
  • judyr
    judyr Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited September 2016
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    Thank you.  Blue Frog
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